Aleksander Hardashnakov (b. 1982, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in Toronto. Hardashnakov’s narratively ambiguous works, which traverse spirituality, mythology and questions of ontology, borrow tropes from cubism and surrealism, whilst at other times inventing an entirely new visual language. The artist works across drawing, painting and sculptural installation.
Selected solo exhibitions include: CHEVROLET, Simian, Copenhagen, Denmark (2023), From the Desk of Lucy Bull, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2018), You Turn On Me, Union Pacific, London, UK (2017), and Every Body Become The Ground, rodolphe janssen, Brussels, Belgium (2016). Selected group exhibitions include: The Apple Tree, Union Pacific, London, UK (2021), FOAF, Stereo, Warsaw, Poland (2019), ICHTS, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany (2016) and Softer Than Stone And Sick In Your Mind Weapon Beside The Bed (with Darja Bajagic), Croy Nielson, The Apartment, Berlin, Germany (2015).